Racing 92 and Stade Francais to merge

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  1. saulan

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    http://www.rugby365.com/countries/france/77873-racing-and-stade-francais-in-shock-merger-bid

    Well... that's a bit of a surprise.
     
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    I posted this in the general rugby form on the basis that it might get more views there.
     
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    There's a press conference at 16.00 this afternoon not sure how i see this but both clubs get poor crowds for a Capital city, both have new grounds, Racing's is not quite finished yet and both club Pressies are meger rich, it could work andthey just bring 3 clubs up from the ProD2 to ajust the numbers back to 14, we will see how it all pans out but certainly interesting.
     
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    What happens regards coaching and playing staff
     
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    I presume there will be some big changes and lots of players on the Market

    The new team have 3 international FH alone in Carter, Plisson & Steyn.

    It will be interesting
     
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    A couple of weeks early for poisson d'avril, non?

    Shows a real disdain for the fans of both clubs. I read that both averaged crowds under 10k last year. Strange there is such a disparity between their support and their success. And in a huge city too.

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    A couple of weeks early for poisson d'avril, non?

    Shows a real disdain for the fans of both clubs. I read that both averaged crowds under 10k last year. Strange there is such a disparity between their support and their success. And in a huge city too.
     
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